The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office and Paris Police Department
Sheriff Scott Cass and Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley announced the National Police Week Memorial Service for Lamar County would be Friday (May 18) at 6:00 pm at Bywaters Park in downtown Paris.
We are proud to have Sergeant Bryan Shaw, a police officer with the Dallas County Community College District as the speaker for Friday’s memorial service. Sgt. Shaw survived the deadly attack on police officers in downtown Dallas on July 7, 2016. Sgt. Shaw exchanged gunfire with the suspect and did not realize he had been shot and injured until later in the evening.
A roll call by officers will read each officer’s name killed in the line of duty in Lamar County.
Following the reading of the names of the fallen, there is a 21 gun salute presented along with the playing of taps by the Paris Police Department Honor Guard.
The ceremony will end with a presentation of Amazing Grace on bagpipes by a Texas DPS Honor Guard member, Trooper Joel Hanks and a release of balloons.
The names of the fallen officers include:
Lamar County Deputy Sheriff Matt Green EOW March 1, 1867
Paris Police Officer William Albright EOW December 4, 1874
Lamar County Sheriff James Black EOW November 16, 1884
Lamar County Deputy Sheriff Henry Clay Davis
EOW December 27, 1885
Blossom City Marshal Ben J. Hill EOW October 19, 1902
Paris Police Officer William Cliff Schultz EOW March 6, 1904
Lamar County Precinct 1 Deputy Constable William Robert Draper
EOW February 5, 1909
Paris Police Officer Duane Cross EOW July 20, 1920
Lamar County Sheriff Chief Deputy George Robertson – EOW Sept. 10, 1940
Texas ABC Agent Delbert Pearson EOW January 18, 1973
Paris Police Officer David Roberts EOW Sept. 21, 1985
Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Jeffery Nichols
EOW March 26, 2016
You may direct your questions to either Sheriff Cass, 903-737-2400 or Chief Hundley, 903-737-4100.